A recent focus for Community Solutions has been research and writing on the possibilities of restored soils and water systems to sequester carbon and cool the planet. This work is woven into our longstanding commitment to permaculture and local organic growing. Peter Bane, Community Solutions Fellow and Board member, and author of The Permaculture Handbook, is at work on a Community Solutions-sponsored layman’s guide to restoring water cycles—research that is also being disseminated through our YouTube channel and Climate Change conference.
Our film shows how Cuban communities pulled together, created solutions, transformed their food system, and ultimately thrived after the collapse of cheap oil.
Community Solutions was recently able to acquire 128 acres of rolling farmland at the edge of Yellow Springs that included a house, a barn, and a workshop. We hope to transform this space into our new office and a community-based regenerative agriculture institute in line with our historical vision of Agraria. We have the property, but making the vision of Agraria a reality will take your support!
See the Rodale Institute research and survey on carbon sequestration.
Read our historic newsletter from 1986 about communities, land trusts, and bioregions.
Visit the local and organic agriculture section of our Climate Solutions Video Channel!
Locally grown food can promote a community’s health, relationships, and economy. While the local food movement in southwest Ohio is growing, it remains relatively small, and many barriers to growth exist.